Nongnu CVS 1.11.23 rcs.c apply_rcs_change memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Nongnu CVS 1.11.23. Affected is the function apply_rcs_change of the file rcs.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/29/2010 by Jan Lieskovsky as Bug 642146 as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2010-3846 since 10/08/2010. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68149 (Oracle Linux 6 : cvs (ELSA-2010-0918)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks.

A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (62858), SecurityTracker (ID 1024795), Vulnerability Center (SBV-28005) and Tenable (68149).




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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 68149
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 6 : cvs (ELSA-2010-0918)
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OpenVAS ID: 862514
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for cvs FEDORA-2010-16599
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Advisory: Bug 642146
Researcher: Jan Lieskovsky
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-3846 (🔍)

X-Force: 62858
SecurityTracker: 1024795 - CVS Heap Overflow in Processing RCS Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 28005 - CVS 1.11.23 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via a Crafted RCS File, High
SecurityFocus: 44528 - CVS CVE-2010-3846 RCS File Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 41079 - CVS Delta Fragment Array Indexing Vulnerability, Less Critical
OSVDB: 68952 - CVS ccvs/src/rcs.c apply_rcs_change() Delta Fragment Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2010-2845


Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 03/08/2017 09:59 PM
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